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Hear from Chuck Flink, FASLA, director of the Initiative for Community Growth and Development, on his recent trip to Antarctica and experience his travels alongside him.

Why Antarctica? That was the question from a friend of mine. Before my January 2024 visit to this very remote continent, my answer included my love for adventure travel and checking off a sixth continent visited. Before my visit, I knew very little about Antarctica. I booked my travel with Hurtigruten Expeditions because they cater to solo travelers and operate a science-oriented expedition in which passengers are immersed in research and learning. As my expedition unfolded, I came to understand that Antarctica is THE keystone continent of our planet. My experience was enhanced by the fact that BBC Travel was on my ship, filming a documentary on Antarctica tourism. I camped overnight on snow and ice, listening to calving glaciers, and viewing penguins, seals and whales in their native habitat. Most importantly, I experienced first-hand the silence, stunning beauty and diverse landscapes that make Antarctica so revered among adventure travelers.

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